Steve James

Steve James 0448 872 055

As the founder of Astute Townsville Central, (previously Landy James Finance) I believe in providing personal service and individual financial solutions to all of our customers.

Previously I have worked for the Commonwealth Bank for 12 years, gaining extensive knowledge in Personal Finance, Small Business Finance, Corporate Finance and Agribusiness.

In 2005 I left CBA and formed the successful business, known then as Landy James Finance, with Ernie Landy. Since then the business has grown, now incorporating all aspects of finance, insurance and wealth.

Our evolving services called for a revamp in the business, in 2014 Landy James Finance was rebranded to Astute. Still holding the same values of honesty, integrity and customer service which we have built our reputation on.

With 20 years of experience in the banking and finance industry, I have an extensive knowledge of Bank Lending policies and have built a network of business advisors and client advocates.

Being self-employed and having a number of staff, I have first hand experience in the day to day challenges facing small business owners and can better provide real world solutions to their finance requirements.

Personally, I enjoy spending time with my two sons, playing and watching sport, keeping fit and active and greatly enjoy the outdoors.

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Dulip Liyanage

Dulip Liyanage 0413 076 822

I am a people person and love to help clients to achieve their goals in finance. My focus is on giving the best attention to the individual needs and goals of our clients, and to offer the best service available.

I have worked for several years as a tax Accountant at a local Accounting firm, and before that for eight years as a retail manager. I love closely work with clients and help them to achieve their dream home and build up their investment portfolio. I have a Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University with a major in Accounting.

I have two kids and lovely wife and enjoy playing cricket on Sundays in the summer and travelling with the family for holidays.

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Mitch Weadley

Mitch Weadley 0437 842 834

Having lived in Warragul for over 20 years, I’ve had the pleasure of being involved in local community football and basketball clubs where I’ve been fortunate enough to build strong relationships within the area. I have witnessed substantial growth within the shire, and it has now become one of Victoria’s thriving regional corridors, one that I have a passion to help grow and assist those with all their financial needs.

With several years’ experience in the Real Estate industry, I have a valuable understanding of what it truly means to provide an outstanding level of service to clients. With a passion and extensive knowledge of the residential property market in the local shire, I am well poised to be able to tailor financial products and services to assist clients realise their dream whether that’s a first home, family upgrade or purchasing the perfect retirement sanctuary.

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Lasitha Amarasooriya

Lasitha Amarasooriya 0491 094 573

As the Lending Support Manager for Astute Warragul, my passion is to provide exceptional level of service to our clients.  I am committed to helping you to purchase your dream home.

After graduating from Deakin University I worked as a tax accountant and most recently worked with ANZ bank for 7 years.

Living in Warragul for last 10 years with my wife and two kids, I am always out in the local community. I have extensive knowledge of the local and regional property market and finance trends. Being a small business owner, I have the real-life experience of the challenges they take on.

Personally, I love my sports – especially cricket.

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